Went to this place near my father's house the night before Thanksgiving. To start we had the fried calamari which came with two very tasty sauces and was presented in a fried taco salad shell. Didn't like the calamari, but the sauces almost made up for it. My brother had a five onion French onion soup and said it was good. Had a house salad with bleu cheese which was good. I ordered the blackened catfish with mashed sweet potatoes and collard greens. The dish itself was good individually, but the presentation ruined it for me. The places the catfish on top of the sweet potatoes and collard greens, so it was impossible to taste one thing without it being overwhelemded by the sweet potatoes. The fish was perfect, but I couldn't truly enjoy it. Two of my fellow diners had steaks, which were also served on top of potatoes and beans. They too couldn't have one without the other. My brother got the seafood platter, which he said was excellent. I'd go back, but it was average at best.
The service was amazing....and it was mobbed.
The Boatyard Grill
525 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca, NY 14850